ISO - Barbeque or baked bean recipe
I tried the search function as I know I've seen posts and all I brought up was a restaurant called "Baked Beans". Anyway, I have been asked to provide a hot bean side dish to go with a true barbeque (pork ribs, sausage and chicken) for 80 people. It is for a couples golf tournament mid June. Beans are not something I cook often and could really use the help. Thanks!
I didn't peruse the search results, but I'd suggest making the beans at least a day or three ahead of time to let the flavors develop in the fridge.
Funny you should say "80 people" as I opened my own cookbook to find "Texas Beans for 80 People easy method" last tweaked September 2008:
14kg pail baked beans (find at costco type store, about 30lbs)
100oz tin kidney beans - rinsed
10 onions chopped
4C chopped celery
4C chopped green pepper
40 clove garlic chopped
40 jalapenos chopped
20C BBQ sauce (your favorite or the cheapest, however you wanna go)
7C brown sugar
7C maple syrup
5C dijon mustard
20tsp liquid smoke
salt&pepper to taste
Crisp bacon, remove, and reserve drippings.
In same pot, sweat all veggies, using drippings as needed.
Add beans, rest of ingredients, and bacon/ remaining drippings.
Stir often, bring to simmer.
Place in baking pan(s) and bake 1.5-2 hours @ 375F.
Remove, let it come to room temp, into fridge at least overnight.
Day of, warm covered in 325F oven.
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